Saturday, January 23, 2021

sewing Saturday.... two challenges met!

 

"Dancing on Air"
For this week's sewing round up, I have two challenges to show you and one painted art piece. 

I took on the Project Quilting challenge this year, at       

We have a prompt, this time to fussy cut, each time and one week to complete it! I have a Mary Englebreit collection of fabrics,

and I wanted another mantle quilt for February (Valentine's day) so Dancing on Air was made!

The borders came from the tiny scrap box, the flowers from the fusible scrap box. To make those, I fused two fabrics together, and cut flowers out, so they can be minimally stitched to the quilt and not fray. I attached them with pearl and crystal beads. 

While we're talking beads, I added in a tiny drop bead on a shoe, crystal beads on her tiara, and letter beads for the word at the bottom. Love is the basis to everything right?

Freehand machine quilted with cotton and metallic threads, little growing heart vines!

I left extra fabric at the top sides to pull to the back to finish those edges. I left extra backing fabric at top and bottom to pull to the front to finish those sides! It's about 9" X 10" 

Next up was the Round robin challenge, to use the block, "piano keys" somewhere on your center. 

I added in some white confetti fabric on the right side, a Mary Englebreit fabric along the bottom, and went looking for some cute sewing motif fabrics in my stash

so many to choose from... all happy and fun! Some of them I put aside to fill in as the challenge continues. I want the finished quilt to hang over my cutting table so it can't get too big, therefore I only put one border on this time

there are sewing tools, clothing, patchwork, and of course a flamingo. The aqua fabric 2nd from right has a pink poodle in it too!

 


yesterday (HERE) I posted pictures of my painted lady quiltlet, with discussion of how I made her...

She is inked on muslin surrounded by pink scrap fabrics. Love! 

Just to continue this pink theme, encouraged by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to use our pink scraps this month, I made probably the best muffins I've ever had... (recipe to come on tuesday)

banana pumpkin muffins

 Remember to wear masks and stay a safe distance from others... this is not a hoax y'all. Nearly half a million Americans are now dead from the pandemic.

Going to a link party:

http://frombolttobeauty.blogspot.com/
off the wall Fridays
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays  

 design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays

oh Scrap Sundays 

Project quilting

scrap happy Saturdays 

Round Robin

 









32 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful work, both pieces! Beautiful!

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  2. Cute little gal! You do lovely work.

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  3. Hi LeeAnna,
    Sew cute fabrics !
    Love all the pink !
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  4. I love your Dancing on Air, so delicate! Pretty projects.

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  5. I love your dancing lady. She really made me smile.

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  6. Fabulous projects. I love the work you put into your piano keys. They are perfect for the sewing machine center.

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  7. Oh, that sweet PINK dancing girl. Love, love, LOVE Dancing on Air, LeeAnna!! I'm looking forward to seeing how your SAHRR will grow.

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  8. LeeAnna You did a fabulous job on that face! Good for you with your projects and completions. You go Girl!!!!
    Isn't it fun tapping into the little girl within and allowing the artist to surface? lol

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  9. Thanks for sharing your whimsical happy little dancer. My PQ project is quite a bit more staid as my brain is not up to more. The piano key bottom border works well on your SAHRR project. I'm doing that one too and it's posted (yellow!) I am hoping that I can build out the next round in oranges. Have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Is that you own pattern for the sewing machine? I would like to make one.

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    1. I gave the pattern source last week... it's Lori Holt row by row book of patterns.

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    2. Thanks, guess I missed it. I will check it out. Love yours.

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  11. What a Happy dancer, one can feel the movement and energy.

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  12. Your little pink mantle quilt is just darling and it makes me want to skip and play. And your round robin project is going to be so much fun. I’m enjoying the process so far.

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  13. I can tell you are having fun with both the sewing challenges. The embellishments on the Little Dancer are inspired and the piano keys on just the bottom border is a great idea and a good way to keep the piece from growing too large.
    Pat

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  14. Love the combination of pink & black. So cute!

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  15. I love both of these projects! Your creativity is so apparent in both of these challenges. Love the painted lady too! I have to wear my mask the whole 8 hours I work so wearing a mask to the grocery store is a breeze!

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  16. Don't the girls look happy :) Lovely!

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  17. Your dancing girl is so adorable! I love the black and white with pink and beads. And the sewing machine with piano key border at the bottom is a great idea, too!

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  18. Your little dancing girl is just darling. It's so fun to see your projects! Is the flamingo dish is so cute. Is it new?

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  19. Great job on your Project Quilting mantle quilt. I love the repeat of the b/w checks! And the “bling”!! Ya gotta love “bling”

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  20. Love your pink sewing machine LeeAnna.
    Your banana muffins make my month watering.
    Stay safe.

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  21. Thanks for linking up your SHARR project! So cute.

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  22. The embellishments are such a fun addition to your PQ entry!!

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  23. Hi,
    Love all you "pinky" things. Pink makes me smile.
    Have a great day!

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  24. I really like the addition of the beads on your piece.

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  25. Love your Dancing on Air! So cute.

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  26. LA - such beautiful, unique pieces. Your personality really shines through them! I love pumpkin and always welcome a new pumpkin recipe!!!

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  27. Dancing on Air was perfect to lift my mood this morning. Love all the different ways you found to incorporate beads.

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  28. Dancing on Air is a lovely piece and so uplifting! And your Round Robin is looking good - can't wait to see what you do with plus signs.

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  29. Such bright and cheerful quilts this week! Really enjoyed looking at them, especially Dancing on Air. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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